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Old 12-31-2011, 01:09 AM   #1
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Tonight, at a store....

My daughter and I were looking at the fish. The tanks actually looked good for once, they must have cleaned out the dead fish recently! But lots of fish were misplaced, a zebra danio in with the giant danios, a guppy in with the goldfish. So my daughter gets the stool and the net and starts to put all the fish in the right place! Of course, an employee spots her. When you want to buy fish there's never anyone around, but try getting in there yourself, and they magically appear!

The lady was like "excuse me, what are you doing???!!!" So my daughter turns on her, lecturing her, and brandishing the wet net at her, telling her all about why the fish need to be in different tanks. She looked shocked and wandered away muttering to herself. It was the most fun I've had at that store in a while!
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:11 AM   #2
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Hilarious! How old is your daughter?
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She's 19. She's a real animal lover like me, and doesn't like to see them unhappy!
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:16 AM   #4
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She's 19. She's a real animal lover like me, and doesn't like to see them unhappy!
I don't ether! Surprised you didn't get kicked out or something bad. That is good that she did that. Fish should be happier . My dad got kicked out "killing the fish". Throwing a dead one away
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Some chain stores are good, some are bad. Some lfs are good, some are bad. I think a person needs to go in, ask questions, look around and decide for yourself. I think decisions to patronize a fish store should be made based on the people and conditions, not the name over the door.

(Just to be clear, I'm not defending this particular stores practices as described. Nor do I believe that a customer has the right to start rearranging the stock. There are better ways to address the issues. I think we should seriously discuss the right ways to handle these things in these forums).
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Ya know...I read the title and the first thing that popped in my head was...

"One day, at band camp..."
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Nor do I believe that a customer has the right to start rearranging the stock.
Well...we have tried talking to the manager about the conditions there, and I have written to the company with no response. I just thought it was a humorous story about my crazy daughter. Sorry it offends you.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:52 AM   #8
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Ya know...I read the title and the first thing that popped in my head was...

"One day, at band camp..."
That's funny...love it!
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Sometimes you just have to go out on a limb and do what you think is right. Good for her!
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Sometimes you just have to go out on a limb and do what you think is right. Good for her!
Yeah...I would not have been that bold. She cracks me up sometimes!
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